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If vaccinated, chances of breakthrough COVID-19 is higher for those who smoke or use substances

A new study reveals that people with substance use disorders are more likely to contract COVID-19 compared to vaccinated individuals who don’t use substances. 580,000 health records for vaccinated people were studied by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Data reveals that ... MORE
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Former FDA director believes once Delta spreads through unvaccinated and some vaccinated, pandemic will end

Experts still support their prediction that the pandemic will finally end around Thanksgiving. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA director, said there are still a couple of months left, which would bring us up to his original prediction of Thanksgiving marking the end ... MORE
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Health Department releases study saying vaccines may be waning but remain protective against hospitalization

The Department of Health released a study that shows vaccines are still effective and keep people out of hospitals when they contract COVID-19. The study looked at 8,834,604 New York adults and how the vaccine effected them by age as well as ... MORE
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Is the pandemic finally going to end next year? How will COVID-19 disappear?

Some experts seem to really believe the pandemic will end next year. This includes Scott Gottlieb, the formers Commissioner of the FDA. He recently stated that he sees most Americans with some form of immunity by Thanksgiving whether natural or vaccinated. Most ... MORE
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New bill proposal will allow teens to get COVID-19 vaccine without their parents knowledge

Senators are proposing a bill that would allow teens to receive the COVID-19 vaccine without parental consent. The proposal would allow teens ages 14 and up to get the vaccine without their parents knowledge. The vaccines that teens can get without parental ... MORE
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Pfzier seeks emergency use authorization for COVID vaccine in young kids, but is it really safe?

Pfizer is seeking emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration to make its COVID-19 vaccine available for children ages 5 to 11. Last week talks of preliminary data showing strong results among children 5 to 11 was publicized by Pfizer ... MORE
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New addition to healthcare worker COVID vaccine mandate in New York: Deadline set at November 1

New York State has issued a new addition to the healthcare worker COVID vaccine mandate. Now, those who care for the most vulnerable people will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Governor Kathy Hochul said Tuesday that inpatient hospital staff for ... MORE
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Local nursing home is one of 115 to reach a 100% vaccination rate against COVID-19 in New York State

There are now 115 nursing homes across the State of New York that have a 100% vaccination rate, according to LocalSyr.com. One of the facilities to have reached that point of 100% is Kendal, located in Ithaca. It’s only one of 13 ... MORE
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This is how to stop the COVID variants

One expert says COVID and its variants will only continue to thrive and mutate until the entire world is vaccinated. Dr. Vidya Mony, the pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California said it’s hard to ... MORE
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CDC says to celebrate holidays virtually despite vaccines, lack of restrictions in public spaces

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is giving advice for the upcoming holiday season. Thanksgiving is just weeks away and the CDC says that safe gathering and celebration will be necessary with the prevalence of COVID-19. Attending large gatherings can increase ... MORE
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Hochul confident there will be no religious exemption for COVID-19 vaccine in New York

Governor Kathy Hochul is making her opinion be known about the fight against the COVID-19 vaccine mandate New York State instituted last week for healthcare workers. The deadline came-and-went with some hospitals and facilities reporting the loss of valuable employees and manpower ... MORE
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SUNY vaccine mandate creates issues for students: “It’s not a great situation for anyone”

Reaction across SUNY campuses has been mixed as the state’s COVID vaccine mandate went into effect this week. The college system began kicking students out who failed to get the vaccine before the September 27 deadline — and many students on campus ... MORE
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Here are all the side effects from the COVID-19 vaccines

The push for the vaccine has come to a head, and many people are losing their jobs over it. Side effects are a huge worry for many, and many side effects are common and go away after a few days. The CDC ... MORE
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COVID vaccine mandate applies to public health workers too, but not all are vaccinated

Public health workers have been on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic from the start. Initially providing testing for people infected, or believed to be infected by the virus. Then, the work shifted to a hybrid of testing — and vaccine clinics.  ... MORE
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With the COVOD-19 vaccine mandate active, Governor Kathy Hochul signs an executive order to help staff shortages

Now that the COVID vaccine mandate has gone through for healthcare workers, Governor Kathy Hochul has signed an executive order to create a 24/7 Operations Center led by the State Department of Health. The center will monitor the staffing in all healthcare ... MORE